Don’t forget about the New England Patriots if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.
Sports fans love underdogs until that underdog keeps winning, and then, they hate them. Some of you who are a little younger may not remember this, but once upon a time, the New England Patriots, in the first Super Bowl that they appeared in with Bill Belichick as their head coach, weren’t believed to have a shot versus what was called “The Greatest Show on Turf”, better known in those days as the Rams.
Yes kids, the Rams were in Saint Louis at the time. The Pats were led at quarterback by a guy many were unsure about, Tom Brady, but in their red, white, and blue uniforms, this bunch of nobodies walked into Super Bowl XXXVI and won it all on a last-second field goal as time expired.
It seemed like what the world needed at the time. A team wearing the colors of our great nation’s flag, a team nicknamed the Patriots, won it all in the season that followed the horrific events of September 11th, 2001.
We all loved them, for a moment. The problem was the underdogs kept winning. Some say they cheated to do so, and after two decades of sustained success, this dynasty within a dynasty looks to bounce back following their first off-year in nearly two decades.
Unfortunately, for some of you, they aren’t gone for good. All of those guys that sat out in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns will be back. Bill Belichick will be back. Josh McDaniels will be back. Ladies and gentlemen, the Patriots will again be a problem for every team that they face in 2021, and for the Tennessee Titans, this is a game that’s on the road in Foxborough.